Together with PwC’s auditors, business consultancy experts and tax advisors we make up a unique centre of competence capable of resolving even the most complicated disputes. We have years of experience in all fields and forms of dispute resolution. We help our clients in litigation, arbitration and out-of-court disputes, always putting together a team most suitable to solve the case of the specific client, as the tailor-made team has in-depth knowledge of the client’s field and experience in the specific type of dispute.
We have Estonia’s largest team specialising in procurement disputes and each year we resolve approximately 30 cases in this field. Our lawyers are acknowledged public procurement specialists, having held numerous lectures on procurement issues and co-authored the commented version of Public Procurement Act.
We are the leading law office in Estonia that specialises in disputes arising from white-collar crime. The team, led by our partner Indrek Leppik, has participated in major disputes, such as the well-known corruption case labelled Savisaar process by the Estonian media, and the dispute concerning the VEB Fund. Indrek Kukk has represented victims in submitting their claims in Estonia’s largest investment fraud case. Due to our experience and capabilities we can protect the interests of our clients even in most complicated cross-border disputes, engaging other law offices of the PwC network, where necessary.
Our tax team of more than 10 people is the largest in Estonia and comprises litigation lawyers, specialised legal advisors and tax experts, all of whom have extensive experience. For more than 25 years, we have resolved highly complex pre-trial and out-of-court tax disputes both on the national level (which includes addressing the issues of constitutionality) and on the cross-border level. We work in cooperation with other organisations of the PwC network and the absolute top performers on the global level.
We have strong specialist know-how and experience in disputes related to construction, real estate and planning. We have represented our clients in several complicated disputes, such as the construction dispute of Reidi tee, representation of City of Tartu in the dispute concerning the spatial planning for Est-For Invest’s pulp mill and several disputes related to the construction of wind parks.
We are proud to say that we have one of the largest IT-dispute teams in Estonia. Led by Priit Lätt, our partner, we have had the opportunity to represent clients in Estonia’s first-ever bitcoin dispute, Estonia’s largest IT-procurement dispute and the extraordinary and major disputes concerning the security risks of Estonia’s ID-card.
We advise many international groups in conducting complex restructuring processes, which includes resolution of restructuring disputes. Due to the unique position of PwC Legal – our network comprises over 3500 lawyers in 95 countries – we can set up restructuring plans and structures also for major international companies and organisations and help them in their disputes.
We are one of the few law offices providing a full range of services that has an expert team specialised in labour disputes – our cases include disputes of international companies that rent staff, but also complex disputes on motivation packages, non-competition obligations, occupational health care, data protection and many other issues.
We represent our clients, including state bodies and local governments, in administrative law disputes, i.e. regulatory issues. We help our private clients achieve a desired result in their communication with state and local government bodies. Attorneys of PwC Legal have extensive experience in representing clients in administrative court proceedings, including several precedent-setting disputes on state aid, state liability, transfer of state assets and expropriation of assets. Throughout the years, our litigation team has had an opportunity to participate in six constitutional disputes, the most important of which are the so-called blank cassette tape dispute and the dispute on the threshold of legal aid expenses in trademark disputes. In order to avoid and prevent disputes, we compile legal opinions in the interest of our clients, make proposals for modifying and supplementing the relevant regulations and participate in the workgroups of various specialist organisations.
Several of our attorneys regularly participate in the work of arbitration courts and assist clients in resolving complicated international arbitration cases. We also advise and represent our clients in challenging decisions of arbitration courts, and recognition and enforcement of such decisions before the courts of different countries.
Partner responsible for the fields of IP/IT, tax disputes and public procurement, PwC Legal
+372 511 9628
Managing Partner of PwC Legal Estonia / Head of Real Estate, Construction Law and Transactions, PwC Legal
+372 518 9852
Partner / Attorney-at-Law Head of Corporate and Employment, PwC Legal
+372 529 4580
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